Workshop Details
Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry (Students Only Registration)
07/29/2019 - 08/02/2019
Meeting Description:

The field of theoretical and computational chemistry has traditionally been a key component within physical chemistry and chemical physics. More recently, theoretical chemistry has begun to assume important roles in biological chemistry and materials science as well. Most experimental scientists working in these disciplines have not had the background necessary to gain a working knowledge of theory as it is used in their research disciplines. Because many of them want to make use of theory to interpret their data and to guide their research, they constitute one component of the student body for the proposed schools. In addition, many faculty members who teach undergraduate chemistry, biology, and materials science classes want to incorporate computer modeling into the classroom. The schools would offer them an efficient route for learning the theoretical and computational background needed to do so. Most importantly, the Ph. D. and postdoctoral students entering theoretical and computational chemistry can also benefit. Most of these young peoples' doctoral and postdoctoral work has focused on only a sub-set of theory's main areas (electronic structure, dynamics, statistical mechanics, molecular modeling). Especially if they pursue an academic career, they will be expected to teach classes in a wider range of theoretical topics. Moreover, their research careers are likely to evolve in directions that will require them to become proficient in areas other than where their doctoral and postdoctoral work focused. These schools offer them an excellent chance to broaden their knowledge and skill sets at an early career stage.

Each TSTC school will involve approximately six to eight hours of lectures on electronic structure theory, dynamics, and statistical mechanics as well as one topical subject that will change from school to school. Poster sessions for participants to describe their interests, outdoor recreation, and problem solving sessions will also be held.

TSTC 2019 Website:

Ignacio Franco (University of Rochester)
Toru Shiozaki (Northwestern University)
Suriyanarayanan (Suri) Vaikuntanathan (University of Chicago)
Michael Feig (Michigan State University)


Key dates:
Application Period Opens: November 1
Application Period Closes: February 1
Acceptance letters: February 28
Student Commitment and Registration Deadline: March 15


Supporting Files:

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 W Colorado Ave Telluride, CO 81435

Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization Arrival Information Departure Information Interested in Sharing Transportation?
Agrawal, Sraddha University of Southern California 7/28
Anderson, Jakob Colorado State University 7/28
Castellanos Morales, Maria Alejandra MIT 7/28
Chen, Michael Stanford University
dos Reis Silva, Roseane Washington University in St. Louis 7/28
Fetherolf, Jonathan University of Chicago 7/28
Floyd, Carlos Shadoan University of Maryland College Park 7/28
Friedman, Hava University of Toronto 7/28
Korol, Roman Caltech 7/28
Liu, Yu (Grace) University of Chicago 7/28
Louwerse, Miranda Simon Fraser University
Mejía, Leopoldo University of Rochester 7/28
Monego, Debora University of Sydney 7/28
Mulcair, Meagan University of South Florida 7/28
Oz, Inbal Tel-Aviv University
Pannir Sivajothi, Sindhana Selvi University of California San Diego 7/28
Park, Yoonjae UC Berkeley 7/28
Perera, Duwage Charitha University of Maine 7/28
Ploetz, Elizabeth A. Kansas State University 7/28
Provazza, Justin Boston University
Schwinn, Karno Aix-Marseille Université
Strand, Nils Northwestern University 7/28
Tociu, Laura University of Chicago 7/28
Valdiviezo, Jesus Duke University 7/28
Wang, Yihang University of Maryland, College Park 7/28
Ye, Hongzhou MIT 7/28
Zagalskaya, Alexandra University of Nebraska-Lincoln 7/28

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
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